Response to today’s Government data on rough sleeping

31 January 2019

Commenting on today’s Government data on rough sleeping, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation says:

“As a country we should be ashamed that there are thousands of people forced to sleep rough in England today, many of whom could die in the bitter winter weather. Despite a slight drop from their peak last year, rough sleeping figures have still increased by nearly three thousand people since 2010 - that speaks for itself, nowhere near enough is being done to help people off the streets and into secure accommodation.

“With a comprehensive spending review on the horizon, there has never been a greater need to invest in affordable housing, and to put money back into vital services to support an increasing number of vulnerable people who are being allowed to slip through the net.”

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